SUPERSUB David McNeil admitted the goal he scored against Stirling Albion on Saturday was as important for him personally as it was for Morton.

Ton held a precarious one-goal lead over Greig McDonald’s Binos until the teenager struck to finally put the match to bed five minutes from time.

It was also the first time McNeil had found the net for the first team since a League Cup tie at East Fife over 14 months ago.

The forward revealed he has been low on confidence of late but added that the goal he scored at the weekend has already given him a boost.

He said: “It was quite crucial to get that second goal to kill the game. The manager said that afterwards as well.

“They [Stirling] created a couple of chances so the second goal totally killed it to make sure we took the three points.

“It was a punt from Gats [Derek Gaston] - he’s claiming an assist for it - which took a wee swiggle in the air.

“I thought I took a touch too many and messed it up, but fortunately I managed to get there before the keeper to score.

“It went in so I’m happy. My last goal was against East Fife last year and I’ve not scored since that. There have been two changes of manager since then, so it’s been a while!

“I needed that for my confidence. I’ve not been as confident as I was at the beginning of last season but I think scoring this goal has done me the world of good.

“I’ve been showing what I’m capable of in the reserve games. I’ve been doing all right, although I still need to score more goals there too.

“With the reserves, David Hopkin gives me freedom to get on the ball and go and do what I want, which I really enjoy.

“Obviously in the first team you can’t get the freedom to just go and do what you want because we need to get the three points, but if I can take that same belief into the first team I can push on.”